Emma completed her Psychology degree at Queens University of Belfast in 1999 and her Masters in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy at The University of London, Goldsmiths college in 2003. She has worked in Private hospitals (Priory, Cygnet Healthcare) and private practice for over 19 years as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
Emma is currently a Senior Lecturer and has been the Course Lead for the Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Intervention (CBT) since 2013 as well as the Lead for Talking Therapies courses since 2020.
Emma is an accredited Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and a Fellow (FHEA) of the Advance HE as well as a member of the BABCP course accreditation committee and the BABCP Neurodiversity Sig committee.
Research interests include Trainee & client neurodiversity, CBT Meta supervision and Critical thinking and reflection in CBT trainees.
Small scale research projects (unpublished):
- Types of thinking and the impact on a problem-solving task
- Critical thinking in students
- Reflections on teaching a skills-based course during covid: Blended learning, wellbeing and inclusivity.
Presented at Surrey ExciTeS Symposium on Student critical thinking (2013) and Staff experience and learning from teaching during and after covid (2022).
University roles and responsibilities
- Programme Leader for PGDip Psychological Intervention (CBT)
- Lead for Talking Therapies Courses